Video blogging on IBM Connections: just do it

Alan Lepofski at Constellation Research sees 2013 as a year of less talking and more doing for social business initiatives. To him, this is achieved by "adding just a little extra organization to the things people create and share." This rings true to...


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Spare your employees from “corporate spam”

The Consumerization of IT is often blamed for Bring Your Own Device and other disruptive changes to IT infrastructure happening in most companies today. But the impact of this trend goes beyond IT. The same concept applies to the content and...


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Big, fat, dumb pipes

The CEO of Singapore Telecom uses this phrase to describe the telco market's traditional fixed line business, in contrast to SingTel's move towards wireless. In content distribution, the "big, fat, dumb pipe" is the traditional Internet. Whether it's...


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Remembering tech changes and looking forward to a flexible future

Remember the late 1990s? Beanie Babies selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay, the Macarena was ranked the “#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time”, and the Dot Com Bubble was still the Dot Com Boom. At the time, Microsoft dominated consumer tech and...


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“Social” impact on enterprise IT – is it the technology?

In a recent publication, the technology research firm Gartner, Inc., named “Social” as one of the four biggest trends impacting enterprise IT (for the record, the others are Mobile, Cloud, and Information).  Certainly, recent news like Microsoft’s...


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Capturing video for enterprise social networking

You’ve probably heard about the “90-9-1” phenomena of social media. In a nutshell it claims that 90% of an online community are observers or “lurkers”- they never contribute. 9% contribute occasionally, and mostly by commenting. Only the...


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Choosing between employee productivity and data security

What's more important to a business, employee productivity or data security? If you can answer this question, you're smarter than I am. Both are necessary. Without either, a business will eventually fail. Yet for information-intensive industries, having...


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